Who knew Sarnia had more than one place where you can get a kick-ass veggie meal? Times have sure changed since I flew the coop…
We checked out an East Indian restaurant called Sitara Indian Cuisine on London Road near the Lambton Mall. This place is really tucked away in the back of a parking lot but it’s always bustling with happy diners.
We were seated right away and seemed to have made it just in time – we got the last table in the house! Lucky us. People that came afterward had to be turned away or asked to wait in their cars until other tables finished. Very shortly after sitting, we were given menus, waters and a basket of papadom with mango chutney.
We started off with a plate of samosas served with chana masala. Yum! They came out really fast and were very tasty. One little hiccup that we experienced – Mr. Spoon’s samosa came out a few minutes later than mine and my mum’s did – in fact it may have even been forgotten! But we mentioned it to the waiter and they brought his out very quickly after that. The owners and staff there are all SUPER NICE, very welcoming and will bend over backwards to make sure you feel happy about everything.
I should have mentioned to our server that I was vegan!! That’s my mistake. So I ordered dal makhini – fresh small dark brown lentils cooked delicately in a curry sauce – not realizing it would come with a small splash of cream. Unfortunate, but you can’t always sweat the small stuff when you’re travelling. My mum tried the vegetable korma – cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots cooked with flakes of coconut in a creamy curry sauce. I have to admit I did try a bite but it was no match for my lentils
The lentils were SUPER tasty – really rich flavour, and very filling. I think I made it through about a third of that bowl. I would go back to this restaurant to get it again for sure.
The real star of the show for the night was this NAAN though. This stuff was the bomb! So tender, tasty, flaky, fresh… Yasss We got some delicious garlic naan and I did remember to ask for this to be brushed with oil rather than butter, so definitely vegan.
Not pictured is Mr. Spoon’s butter chicken which was apparently very delicious.
Overall – totally recommend this place! I know if I go again and mention that I’m vegan they will take excellent care to make sure everything is dairy-free. So the staff is great, the food is great, and the prices are great! Go check out Sitara and get yourself some curry and amazing fresh naan bread!
Sarnians, leave a comment below if you’ve been here before and let me know what you think.